On Tuesday we discussed the types of clothes you would wear in winter to protect yourself against the cold. We brainstormed ideas on the whiteboard. The children gave a lot of suggestions such as gloves, jumpers, raincoats, gum boots and beanies.
Following our discussion we put some paper into our well used banana boxes. We dipped some golf balls into white and blue paint and rolled them around and around in the box to make a rain like effect.
On another table we were painting some paper which we would later use to make our umbrellas. We decided that as winter is so grey and gloomy that we wanted bright and cheerful umbrellas to make us feel happy. We put fluorescent paints on the table and had a go at painting stripes. This was quite a difficult concept for some of the children.
On Wednesday when both of the pieces were dry we set about putting our umbrella picture together. We traced around a template of an umbrella and then cut it out. We glued some gumboots at the bottom of the picture, because we all like to jump in muddy puddles, and then we glued the umbrella on top. We had a lot of fun talking about the joy we get from jumping in puddles and how soaking wet we get when we do.